Patch & the Giant
Acclaimed indie-folk quintet Patch & The Giant are a dynamic troupe of musicians who have fast become a genuine force within the UK alt-folk scene, since releasing their debut EP ‘ The Boatswain’s Refuge’ on Folkroom Records in 2013 (produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker). National radio support has come from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 and Amazing Radio and the band have been showcased by BBC Introducing as a featured artist. They’ve also had loyal support from the blog community and have recorded live sessions for the BBC’s legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, Bandstand Busking, Songs From The Shed, Sofar Sounds and many more.
Their debut album,’All That We Had, We Stole’ was released on 10 February 2017. Produced by Nick Trepka, the album is a polished and accomplished debut which showcases Patch & The Giant’s eclectic take on folk music, effectively harnessing elements of indie, rock and blues and fuses them with inviting story-telling, courtesy of lead singer Luke Owen’s rich and tender vocals alongside ever-unique instrumentation.
They’ve also been winning over crowds on the festival circuit, playing everywhere from Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival and Larmer Tree Festival, to Wilderness, Deershed, BoomTown Fair and Standon Calling. Patch & The Giant’s members are also frequently seen to collaborate and have performed or recorded with a long list of artists such as Matthew & The Atlas, To Kill A King,
Keston Cobblers’ Club, St Leonard’s Horses and Speech Debelle. They’ve played their own headline tours around the country alongside performances at some of London’s most iconic venues, including Cecil Sharp House, Bush Hall and Scala.
Patch & The Giant are:
Luke Owen – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele
Angie Rance – backing vocals, accordion, trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, harmonica, mandolin Gabriel Merryfield – violin, drums
Derek Yau – cello, double bass
Nick Harris – backing vocals, bass guitar, percussion, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo